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February 19, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Former baseball slugger and noted critical thinker Jose Canseco (yes, that Jose Canseco) took to Twitter on Tuesday to explain gravity to us, the huddled masses. Canseco said he was giving gravity a lot of serious though in light of the recent meteorite that exploded over Russia, and came up with the following theory, which he unveiled on Twitter. "Ancient gravity was much weaker. "You ever wonder why nothing REALLY big exists today in nature? "Elephants today eight tons.
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February 19, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Former baseball slugger and noted critical thinker Jose Canseco (yes, that Jose Canseco) took to Twitter on Tuesday to explain gravity to us, the huddled masses. Canseco said he was giving gravity a lot of serious though in light of the recent meteorite that exploded over Russia, and came up with the following theory, which he unveiled on Twitter. "Ancient gravity was much weaker. "You ever wonder why nothing REALLY big exists today in nature? "Elephants today eight tons.
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April 6, 2009 | KURT STREETER
Here sits the great baseball sage Jose Canseco, dressed in a black hat and a black motorcycle jacket, slumped in a folding chair in a small room just off the main stage at USC's Bovard Auditorium. It is Friday night and he is minutes from giving a talk about his life in baseball: the rise and fall, the steroids, his knowledge of who injected what and his speculation about current players -- even, it turns out, Manny Ramirez.
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April 16, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Prosecutors said they might call former baseball players Barry Bonds and Jose Canseco , current baseball Commissioner Bud Selig and New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman as witnesses in the Roger Clemens perjury case. The defense said it might call former Clemens teammates Paul O'Neill , Jorge Posada and Mike Stanton , and baseball writer Peter Gammons . Those were among the more than 100 potential witnesses read Monday on the first day of jury selection in Clemens' new trial in Washington, with a larger prosecution team taking on the famed pitcher following last year's embarrassing mistrial.
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November 5, 2008 | Tony Perry
Former baseball slugger Jose Canseco was sentenced Tuesday to 10 months of unsupervised probation after pleading guilty to a federal misdemeanor charge of bringing mislabeled vials of a performance-enhancing drug into the United States from Mexico. Canseco, 44, was detained Oct. 9 at the San Ysidro border crossing when agents found six vials of human chorionic gonadotropin, labeled in Spanish, in his car. Canseco had no prescription for the drug or instructions for its use. He told Magistrate Judge Ruben Brooks that he made a mistake by not declaring to border agents that he had the vials.
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January 30, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Oakland A's slugger Jose Canseco filed for divorce, The National sports daily said in its editions today. Canseco, represented by Miami divorce attorney Melvyn Frumkes, filed divorce papers on Jan. 16 against his wife of two years, Esther. Mrs. Canseco made news last October for criticizing Oakland Manager Tony La Russa, who benched Canseco for Game 4 of the World Series. In the divorce papers, Canseco said his marriage was "irrevocably broken."
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July 24, 1990 | From Associated Press
Oakland Athletic superstar Jose Canseco hasn't let his brother, Ozzie, join the major leagues without family protection. Jose cautioned his 26-year-old twin to watch out for the treacherous press, according to San Francisco Chronicle sportswriter Michael Robertson, who said he heard some four-letter advice about reporters in the A's locker room. Jose added, "If we didn't feed 'em, they wouldn't have anything to write about."
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August 19, 1988 | THOMAS BOSWELL, The Washington Post
The only bedsheet sign in Memorial Stadium one evening this week read: "Congrats 33 on 30-30." So, the word is spreading. Jose Canseco has 40-40 vision and, slowly, America, not just Oakland, is turning its eyes to him. Before this year, no man in history, neither Ted Williams nor Willie Mays, ever had 100 home runs in his first three full big league seasons. And no man has ever had 40 homers and 40 stolen bases in the same year. This month, Canseco got the 100-homer mark.
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May 30, 1993 | Associated Press
Move over, Babe Ruth. Power hitter Jose Canseco made his major league debut as a pitcher Saturday when he pitched the final inning of the Texas Rangers' 15-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox at Boston. Canseco walked the bases loaded and gave up three runs and two hits. He threw 33 pitches, 21 of which were out of the strike zone--many far out of the zone. He bounced a pitch to Tony Pena and later threw a pitch so far inside to Andre Dawson that the Red Sox designated hitter began laughing.
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May 5, 1990 | DAN HAFNER
There are times when the Oakland Athletics appear to be almost unbeatable. Friday night at Oakland was one of them. The Athletics chased Roger Clemens, then hit reliever Rob Murphy in an 8-3 rout of the Boston Red Sox. A's right-hander Dave Stewart outpitched Clemens for the second time in a week to improve his record to 6-0. The big blow off Clemens (4-2) was a two-run homer by Felix Jose in the sixth inning to break a 2-2 tie. He hit a waist-high fastball deep to right.
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June 14, 2009 | Bill Shaikin
TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY: A'S AT DODGER STADIUM FRIDAY THROUGH JUNE 21: ANGELS AT ANGEL STADIUM As the A's come to Dodger Stadium, we yield to Vin Scully calling Kirk Gibson's at-bat, Oct. 15, 1988: "All year long they looked to him to light the fire, and all year long he answered the demands. High fly ball, into right field, she . . . is . . . gone! In a year that has been so improbable, the impossible has happened." Gibson beat the invincible Dennis Eckersley, and the Dodgers beat the A's in a World Series in which Mickey Hatcher hit as many home runs --two -- as Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire combined.
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April 6, 2009 | KURT STREETER
Here sits the great baseball sage Jose Canseco, dressed in a black hat and a black motorcycle jacket, slumped in a folding chair in a small room just off the main stage at USC's Bovard Auditorium. It is Friday night and he is minutes from giving a talk about his life in baseball: the rise and fall, the steroids, his knowledge of who injected what and his speculation about current players -- even, it turns out, Manny Ramirez.
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January 26, 2009 | Gary Klein
With a boxing card drawing a sellout crowd to Staples Center on Saturday, perhaps the time is right for another big Southern California bout. Forget about Shane Mosley and Floyd Mayweather Jr. How about a rematch between former baseball slugger Jose Canseco and Danny Bonaduce of "The Partridge Family" fame? The two not-so-Golden Boys slugged it out in a suburban Philadelphia ice rink on Saturday, fighting to a draw in their three-round bout.
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November 5, 2008 | Tony Perry
Former baseball slugger Jose Canseco was sentenced Tuesday to 10 months of unsupervised probation after pleading guilty to a federal misdemeanor charge of bringing mislabeled vials of a performance-enhancing drug into the United States from Mexico. Canseco, 44, was detained Oct. 9 at the San Ysidro border crossing when agents found six vials of human chorionic gonadotropin, labeled in Spanish, in his car. Canseco had no prescription for the drug or instructions for its use. He told Magistrate Judge Ruben Brooks that he made a mistake by not declaring to border agents that he had the vials.
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October 15, 2008 | Tony Perry
Former major league star Jose Canseco appeared in federal court Tuesday on a misdemeanor charge of attempting to smuggle a restricted drug into the U.S. from Mexico. The judge set a preliminary hearing for Nov. 4. Canseco was allegedly found to be carrying a vial of human chorionic gonadotropin, a fertility drug. In women, the drug can help hold a pregnancy; for men, the drug can increase sperm count. Canseco, after his career finished, detailed his steroid use in a book that claimed drug use is widespread in baseball.
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April 4, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Jose Canseco was approached by two employees from Major League Baseball before a book signing appearance, and the lawyer for the former AL MVP said they asked for assistance in drug investigations. "You could have knocked us over with a feather," Canseco's lawyer, Robert Saunooke, said Thursday. "Four years of denial and treating him as a pariah, and now they want his help." Saunooke said he and Canseco spoke with the investigators, Eduardo Dominguez Jr.
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August 31, 1988 | ROSS NEWHAN, Times Staff Writer
He was a legend before his time, Paul Bunyan come to life. Tales of his minor league power were told around the campfires during his rookie spring in Arizona, where he made batting practice an event not to be missed, filling the desert air with long-range missiles. And now? Now, in late August of his third major league season, Jose Canseco continues to expand the legend, though not strictly because of the distance his home runs travel.
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March 30, 2008 | Jim Litke, Associated Press
Whoever said everybody has at least one book in them forgot to add that some people should never write another. Jose Canseco is one of those people. The only whistle we can rely on him to blow is his own. At least with Canseco's first effort, "Juiced," there was a trade-off. All that self-serving snitching put cash in his pocket and his mug back on TV, but it also helped shame baseball into acknowledging its own performance-enhancing jones. Canseco might have seemed miscast as the only honest man in the halls of Congress three years ago, considering he cheated and then lied his way through a 17-year pro career.
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March 26, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Jose Canseco says in his new book that he introduced Alex Rodriguez to a steroids distributor and that Rodriguez pursued Canseco's wife, according to the website of freelance writer Joe Lavin. Lavin says on the website that he obtained the book, "Vindicated: Big Names, Big Liars, and The Battle to Save Baseball," on Monday from a bookstore in Cambridge, Mass. The book is scheduled to be released next Tuesday. Lavin writes Canseco's book discusses Rodriguez, Roger Clemens and Magglio Ordonez.
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